A Tribute to William John Thoms (1803-1885), Creator of Folklore

Posted on 27th September 2013

5 September 2010, at the close of our fifth annual Legendary Weekend “Death in Legend and Tradition,” at Brompton Cemetery, London, Dr Roper gave a short eulogy and laid a wreath on behalf of The Folklore Society on the grave of William J. Thoms, who first coined the term “folk-lore” in 1846.

Read Jonathan Roper's article Folklore vol. 118, Thoms and the Unachieved “Folk-Lore of England.”